Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Christmas Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

Read all about the Christmas Robin in the current issue of Waterford Today.


Choughs in Tramore


			
			 	
 	
	

Up to 55 Choughs were about Tramore Pier yesterday.


Hen Harrier near Annestown


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen near Annestown over the past few days, a female and juvenile Hen Harrier.


One Legged Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

A Robin with one leg photographed at Fenor Bog a few days ago.


Roosting female Kestrel


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently photographed on the Waterford coast – a roosting female Kestrel.


Osprey about the Blackwater


			
			 	
 	
	

A fish-eating Osprey has been about the Blackwater for the past few days.


Return of Ringed Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

A juvenile Robin ringed in a Waterford City garden on the 21st June 2004 was again trapped in the same place today.


Nesting Blackbirds

Nesting Blackbirds in the Slievekeale area of Waterford City.


Caspian Gull


			
			 	
 	
	

A new bird for the Waterford List – an immature Caspian Gull seen at Kinsalebeg on the 24th of February is the first record for the county. See www. Waterford Birds for more details,


Female Goldfinch Ringed


			
			 	
 	
	

Netted in Waterford City this morning for ringing purposes, this female Goldfinch was already ringed with a closed ring used by illegal trappers. These rings are used on young wild birds when in the nest so that when ‘harvested’ for cages, they can claim that it was bred in captivity.